Paul Merson believes that if Arsene Wenger had Harry Redknapp’s tactical nouse, the Gunners would lift the Premier League.
The Sky Sports pundit does like to go against the grain, but his latest claim has left many Arsenal fans shaking their heads in disbelief.
The former Gunners midfielder baffled supporters by claiming the Frenchman should be more like Harry Redknapp.
Speaking on Sky One’s A League of Their Own, Merson said: “People say he’s [Redknapp] a wheeler-dealer and it’s so disrespectful.
“Tactically, he’s one of the best I’ve worked with. If Arsene Wenger had Harry Redknapp’s tactical nous, Arsenal would win the league.”
Arsenal fans have had their issues with Wenger. But none will forget what the Gunners boss has achieved during his spell in North London.
The Frenchman has lifted the Premier League three times, including going an entire season unbeaten. Meanwhile Harry Redknapp, who was recently sacked by Championship side Birmingham City has never won the trophy.
It’s fair to say Merson’s claim has confused Arsenal fans…
Harry Redknapp has never won the league. Wenger has won it 3 times. Merson comes out with some rubbish.
— John (@johnzorla) October 11, 2017
That's why Harry Redknapp has zero PL titles, whereas Wenger has three. Good old vintage Paul Merson. https://t.co/pnGEjwHGEQ
— Pádraig (@afcpadraig) October 11, 2017
Paul Merson just said, if Wenger had Redknapp's tactical knowledge he would've won the league…lol
— Coach Luwi (@Lwando_N) October 12, 2017
I get the feeling Paul Merson thinks he himself is better than Arsene Wenger.
Man's suffering delusion of grandeur.
— IslingtonGoonerAFC (@Born_a_gooner) October 12, 2017
Merson using a championship side to say Redknapp is tactically better than Wenger says it all. Stick to being laughing stock on soccer sat!!
— Leighton Challenor (@chally888) October 12, 2017
I liked Merson really until he said what he said about Redknapp and Wenger yesterday.
— Julian (@OziIcentro) October 12, 2017